Prairie Pup Adventures at Plains Conservation Center

Prairie Pup Adventures at the Plains Conservation Center offers a hands-on, fun way for preschool aged children to learn about the animals, plants and people who call the prairie home. Each week we will investigate a topic with a story, exploration, and other activities. For children ages 3-6 with their accompanying caregiver. Meet outside the Visitor Center at the Plains Conservation Center in Aurora for a fun adventure!

Time: 9a.m. - 10a.m.

January 18, 2022: Animal Tracks

What do your footprints look like? Learn about different prairie animal tracks and make your own clay tracks to take home with you.

February 15, 2022: Seeds

Inspect, dissect, and plant seeds to learn about how plants grow. Act out the life cycle of a plant and paint a mini flower pot.

March 15, 2022: Prairie Safari Ride

Come enjoy a ride through the prairie on our safari truck and learn about the different plants and animals that call Colorado home.

April 12, 2022: Flowers

Explore the beautiful world of flowers through science and art. Dissect a flower to learn about its parts, take an explorative walk onto the prairie to look for wildflowers, and create a dried flower mandala to take home with you.

May 17, 2022: Reptiles

Slither like a snake and traipse like a turtle while you get hands-on knowledge about reptiles and what makes them unique in the animal kingdom. Featuring live animals!

Audience: Recommended for children ages 3-6 years.

Program Fee: $8 per preschooler; one adult per child is admitted free of charge. Additional adults and non-participating siblings (children over the age of 6 years) are $5 each. Non-participating-Infants (children under the age of 18 months) are free.

Registration Instructions: Pre-registration is required. Program registration will not be available onsite. One adult per child is admitted free of charge. Please use the Adult Ticket option to register the free adult. Due to social distancing and group size restrictions you must register all members of your party.

The following safety procedures and requirements are in place for attending onsite classes during COVID-19:

All adults and children ages 3 and older are required to wear a mask during the program and in all indoor spaces.

Class sizes are reduced to follow social distancing protocols. Materials used during the program will not be shared between participant groups and will be disinfected between each use.

The program will take place outdoors.

Please practice social distancing  keep at least six feet away from visitors not in your party.

Location: Plains Conservation Center, 21901 E Hampden Ave Aurora, CO 80013 (Entrance is at the corner of E Hampden Ave and S Picadilly Rd).

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